INF446 Fundamentals of Web Publishing (8)


This subject provides students with the skills and knowledge required to create linked web pages. Students study and apply the formatting techniques for setting up web pages and incorporate forms and multimedia elements into their designs. Basics of hypertext markup language (XHTML) will be introduced to provide a basis for students to use authoring tools for web publishing. They will then learn to structure online content for information sharing using extensible markup language (XML). Students will also take into account accessibility and security issues while designing web pages.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF446
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF104 or INF217
Incompatible subject(s)
INF104 INF217

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to create and publish linked web pages using web authoring tools;
  • be able to analyse and apply good design techniques to improve readability and usability; and
  • be able to comprehend accessibility and security issues and their application into web page design.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • File structures and text authoring elements (tags)
  • Text editors and authoring tools for webpage creation
  • Web page formatting, tables, and links
  • XML and cascading style sheets (CSS)
  • Forms and multimedia components
  • Accessible and secure web site designs


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.